This is a new and wonderful stretch crepe from one of my NY suppliers, a very high-tech weave that combines the drape of a 4-ply silk crepe with the stretch and look of a beefy matte jersey. It's actually a woven that they refer to as a woven/knit hybrid. It's a great alternative to its silk or viscose counterparts, which are far more expensive and need to be dry cleaned. This fabric is washable and totally wrinkle free! The color of this one is a pretty violet (PANTONE 19-3748 but a bit brighter). Great for both casual and dressy, perfect for travel, totally opaque so it needs no lining. It's reversible also, with one side more crepey, the other more smooth. In some of the colors, the smooth side is a darker shade of the color, as is the case with this purple (PANTONE 19-3730 on the reverse). Extremely versatile, make any number of drapey-style dresses, skirts, pants, tops, jackets, etc. Test before machine washing.